One may feel as if she uses this type of style to create empathy for her through her readers. Van Kleef, a social psychologist observes that “…more positive attitudes about various topics after seeing a source’s sad expressions when topics are negatively framed” (Kleef 1). This proves that by using her grandmother’s departure through her essay she provokes emotion from her readers. March states, “Mom was exhausted after a year of caring for her mother, and I was crying relentlessly—but still, we went, compelled to do something with our grief" (March 2). This quote will additionally make one feel as if sorry for the loss of her grandmother and the dreams she possesses for not only herself but for the generations of her family.
The loss of mother is touchy, also the sadness and grief shows gloom. The poem is reflective as it contains generalizations about life of an orphan black girl, her suffering, and hardness faced by her during her puberty. Smith believes that a girl has equal desire and ambitions as men. But she is deprived of laughter, opportunity, talk, questioning, and absolute happiness. Smith wants the girl should get chance to speak openly and puts her view in social and political matters.
In Alice Walker’s short story Everyday Use, readers are given a look inside the thoughts of Ms. Johnson as she is reunited with her daughter Dee or “Wangero” as she now calls herself. What makes this short story thought provoking is the way Walker depicts Ms. Johnson’s reaction to Dee’s new found identity and new found appreciation for a life she once despised. Ms. Johnson noted that as a child, Dee hated their previous home which burned down years ago: this also resulted in Maggie’s burn scars. The purpose of this essay is to explore the symbolism embodied in the family’s yard, Maggie’s burn scars, the trunk with quilts and Dee’s Polaroid camera. It is obvious in this story that Dee has untasteful intentions for the use of her family’s heritage for vain purposes.
A child may feel that a stubbed toe on the playground is the worst pain in their life, while a widow attending her husband’s funeral feels emotional pain. On the other hand, both types of pain may be felt at the same time. People experience pain everyday, and often for different reasons. Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees, includes several types of literary devices in her novel. In order to advance the storyline and the personalities of the characters, Kidd incorporates indirect characterization, symbolism, and allusions.
In the book, Kate came to the Weinmanns house and started annoying Molly so Jenny would lose her job. Because of the distraction, Molly started crying. Jenny was so pissed of by Kate’s actions, she told this to Kate “I think I need some quiet time” (Cabot 36). Also Jenny got so upset and bothered because Kate is calling her names and making fun of her in front of a cute boy. Kate has gone way too far so Jenny stands up for herself by saying,.
Pathos refers to emotion and is to appeal to the audience compassion. On page 2, pathos is used when Gloria talks about how she felt when she got ashamed for talking in Spanish in an English living community. “I remember being caught speaking Spanish at recess- that was for three licks on the knuckles with a sharp ruler” (Anzaldua 2). She felt attacked by others when they disrespected her for not being like everyone else. We as readers feel the pain that Gloria went through with the way she explained how she got in trouble.
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “The courage that my mother had” is a story about a child dealing with a mother’s death which can be seen when deciphering each line. The first stanza explains that the mother has passed away, and the second stanza tell the reader that the mother did not leave the correct gift to the speaker. The third and final stanza is when the speaker expresses their anger and explains why the speaker is so upset with the mother. When “The courage that my mother had” is first read, it seems like the speaker is angry and upset with the mother for not leaving the correct gift, her courage, but the speaker is upset that he or she does not have their mother to depend on anymore. The first stanza begins with, “The courage that my mother
Have you ever felt loss so deep that everything you see is different just because that person is gone? In Mother by Ted Kooser the speaker’s mother’s death made his world view more sorrowful. Through this view of the world Kooser uses symbolism, personification, and imagery to show the speaker’s feelings about his mother dying. Symbolism is used in many different ways throughout this poem to present the speakers feelings on his mother dying. Her vibrance is shown in the lightness and happiness of nature.
It isn’t right.” (162) as the townspeople are beginning to stone her. The fact that she is actually the scapegoat of the story is perhaps the strongest points of irony in the story. “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is another irony filled story. It is the story of a woman who finds out that her husband has passed. Mrs. Mallard upon hearing about her husbands death does not react in the usual way instead “She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment.” The usual setting after bad news is given is one of gloom or darkness.
As we seen in the novel in Like Water for Chocolate Tita had suffered immensely by her mother Mama Elena’s rage. On the other hand, “during the funeral, Tita really wept for her mother’s death.” During this chapter, we unravel the truth about why Mama Elena was so cruel to Tita her whole life, why she was so bitter and angry; and how Tita comes to terms about making peace with her mother. Tita was able to forgive her mother because she found out why her mother was always so cruel to her. While at her mother’s funeral Tita notices a key around mama Elena’s neck. Tita, “full of morbid curiosity, opened the box.
One strong emotional reaction is when Aibileen always mentions something about her past like with her ex-husband, Clyde and her deceased son, Treelore. It’s sad when you keep on remembering your loved ones dying and leaving you. Another strong emotion I had was when every time the maids were discriminated against. It’s not fair that just because of your color that you have to be made fun of. My last strong reaction in the book in my opinion is when the maids get fired.